Whether you’re a casual or technical-minded mobile user, there’ll be one or more key features that make or break your decision to purchase a new phone. From camera quality and battery life to processing speed and OS – the gap between many companies’ flagship phones is getting smaller and smaller, which also means it harder than ever to make the right choice.
If you need a powerful high-performance best-in-class smartphone but have no idea where to start looking, we’ve compiled this list of the top ten phones available worldwide in 2018 just for you. Stay tuned for future updates to our list.
The phones on this list are all available via the link provided within each section. You pay in naira and the phones will be delivered to you, I actually purchased my phone on Aliexpress and ended up paying much more because I didn’t know I could get them locally and also pay for them locally.
The 10 Most Powerful Phones You Can Purchase Right Now in Nigeria follow
- Huawei Mate 20
The successor to HUAWEI’s P20 Pro, perhaps the biggest improvement in the Mate 20 is the addition of wireless charging.
This smartphone has a well-rounded set of processing specs, with a 6.3” Corning Gorilla Glass damage and scratch-resistant screen, 19.66 MP main camera, 23.79 MP front camera, and healthy battery life. It also runs on Android 9.0 Pie.
The Huawei Mate 20 retails for an average of $800 depending on the vendor, which is cheaper than some P20 Pros. If you are based in Nigeria, you can get your very own Mate 20 and pay in Naira here.
- Asus ROG Phone
The Asus ROG was introduced as a phone for ‘gamers’, and the specs do not disappoint.
Built to handle every level from casual players to streaming professionals, it incorporates a twin-view dock that allows users to stream without camera obstruction, and its main accessory is an optional AeroActive Cooler that helps prevent overheating during play. The battery can achieve a full charge in less than 90 minutes.
Considering its robust features, it’s no surprise the Asus ROG is the most expensive phone on this list at $1310.If you are based in Nigeria, you can get yours and pay in naira here.
- Meizu 16 Plus
The successor to the Meizu 15, Meizu 16 takes a sleeker design approach by placing its fingerprint sensor inside the now larger screen.
It has a dual rear-camera setup with telephoto lens and optical image stabilization functionality, quick charging, and wider compatibility range for its dual sims. The Super AMOLED screen allows it to maintain a rich display of colors while minimizing the impact on battery life.
You can get the Meizu 16 in Nigeria with the default Android 8.0 Oreo operating system at the mid-range price of $587 by clicking this link here.
- OnePlus 6
It’s been over a year since the release of the OnePlus 5, and while not a whole lot has changed with the OnePlus 6, this may not be a bad thing, considering its consistent performance level is one of the major selling points of this brand.
Of the few improvements, the addition of the 256GB RAM tier, slightly faster processor, and move to Android 8.1 are the most notable. A shorter release time is expected between the OnePlus 6 and 7, but this is as good a time as any to get introduced to the brand.
This is the third most affordable phone on the list with a retail value of $460. Use this link to get yours here.
- ZTE Nubia Z18
The Nubia Z18 has gone smaller in thickness and weight than the Z17, but has a larger screen and battery capacity. The megapixels in both cameras has also increased and the OS moved to Android 8.1.
The Z18 is a well-rounded phone for persons who don’t need the processing power of something like the Asus ROG, but still have concerns about getting activities done quickly and staying connected.
Another middle-range flagship phone, the Z18 runs about $474 retail. Use this link to get yours here.
- Vivo NEX S
The pre-released design for the Vivo NEX S generated way more buzz than its predecessors, and rightly so. It boasted the future of minimalist phone design – a smooth front face with a hidden pop-out camera, sensors, and buttons.
Now that it’s here, there’s a lot to unpack. The rather sizeable Chinese phone has its own AI software, and while it’s missing a few of the features persons in the West are used to, it will be a real treat for tech enthusiasts to learn to navigate.
Considering what the NEX S aims to do and how well it has succeeded, the $600 price tag is more than worth it. Use this link to get yours here in Nigeria and in naira.
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
The design of this phone is so sophisticated that it’s been added to museums. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S flaunts a curved ceramic design that is the perfect blend of ‘art and technology’ and contains a flagship processor that uses fewer resources to do more.
With all this and more, the price point might surprise you. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S retails for around $410 and is the second most affordable phone on this list. Use this link to get yours here.
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
As a household brand, Sony has always been fairly on point with their smartphone releases. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium keeps this trend going.
With 4K HDR Movie recording, slow motion, and 3D capabilities, a Motion Eye camera, plus studio-level speakers, this is a dream companion for videographers and directors.
The Xperia XZ2 can go for as low as $747 retail. Use this link to get yours here.
- AGM X3
Marketed as one of the most ‘rugged’ smartphones, the AGM X3 is a phone designed to experience wear and tear.
This phone is waterproof, scratchproof, dustproof, and drop-proof, can survive extreme heat and cold, charges quickly, and holds charge for longer than most brands. It’s the ultimate companion for outdoor enthusiasts.
Built to last, the X3 retails for around $893. Get yours in Nigeria and pay in naira here.
- Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi’s latest flagship seems to have skipped a number (jumping from 6 to 8) but that’s because the company is celebrating its eighth anniversary with this great release.
Its ability to support GPS signal is said to be ideal for dense cities prone to signal issues. Running on Android 8.1 with a 20MP front-facing camera, up to 256GB of storage, and a 3,400mAh battery, this is a phone for professionals and go-getters.
The most affordable phone on the list, the Mi 8 retails for around $378. Get yours in Nigeria and pay in naira here.
SPECIAL MENTION. Huawei Honor Note 10
Dubbed a ‘phablet’ (phone and tablet) by some users, the Honor Note 10 is for power users who want all the major pros and versatility of a phone with a larger screen area.
Its built-in cooling and graphics acceleration technology with minimal power consumption, and larger than average battery value has its popularity rising fast amongst the gaming community. It also has the ability to shoot higher quality photos than most phones within the same price range, even at night. This is the phone I currently use and it’s pretty awesome. It comes packed with a 5000mah battery that ensures it runs for two full days easy.
The Honor Note 10 goes for an average of $470. Get yours in Nigeria and pay in naira here.